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The SPA is a non-profit organization, founded in 2004 by the world’s leading secure payment technology providers - G+D Mobile Security, Gemalto and Idemia.

Its membership today represents the complete card issuance value chain; from card manufacturers, through operating system and application developers, to personalization and post issuance companies.

In a reflection of the evolving nature of payment, SPA is extending membership beyond the card issuance – inviting participation from the wider payment ecosystem.

The Association provides a comprehensive membership and associate membership program – with all members benefiting from advocacy activities, advisory services and participation in its extensive Workgroup program.

The Association also provides an Advisory Councils program, a mechanism described in its Bylaws, by which it allows participation from non Members in its Workgroups. More information here





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Gemalto, a Thales company

Gemalto, a Thales company, is a global leader in digital security, bringing trust to an increasingly connected world. We design and deliver a wide range of products, software and services based on two core technologies: digital identification and data protection.

Our solutions are used by more than 30,000 businesses and governments in 180 countries enabling them to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

Our technology is at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the Internet of Things. We have built a unique portfolio of technology and expertise including physical and digital identity credentials, multiple methods of authentication – including biometrics – and IoT connectivity as well as data encryption and cloud service protection. Together, these technologies help organizations protect the entire digital service lifecycle from sign-up to sign-in and account deletion with data privacy managed throughout.

Gemalto is part of the Thales group, a €19bn international organization with more than 80,000 employees in 68 countries worldwide.





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G+D Mobile Security

Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is an internationally leading Group providing security technology, headquartered in Munich, Germany. It has 72 subsidiaries, joint ventures, and associated companies in 32 countries worldwide. G+D had around 11,400 employees as of the end of 2018. In the fiscal year 2018, G+D generated total revenues of around 2.25 billion euros.
G+D makes the lives of billions of people more secure. The G+D Group aims to be the global leading provider of security technologies, both in the digital and physical world. Innovative, customer-centric products, system solutions, and services make G+D a reliable partner for governments, central banks, security printers, commercial cash center operators, public authorities, and other companies. G+D is a global market leader and cutting-edge innovator in its subgroups G+D Currency Technology, G+D Mobile Security as well as Veridos and secunet.
Banks, mobile network operators, car manufacturers, and growing numbers of other companies rely on the industry solutions supplied by G+D Mobile Security. These solutions safeguard data, identities, and a wide range of digital transactions. The portfolio includes solutions for eSIM management and secure HCE/cloud payment. Data and project management are also part of the offering, as are SIM, bank, ID, and healthcare cards and tokens.









OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.

Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Security and IoT sectors.

With close to €3bn in revenues, IDEMIA is the result of the merger between OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho). This new company counts 14,000 employees of more than 80 nationalities and serves clients in 180 countries.



For more information, visit | Follow @IdemiaGroup on Twitter






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About Austria Card

Austria Card is the partner of choice for payment, government, enterprise, retail and public transport organizations in need of the most sophisticated and secure smart cards and digital security solutions. The company designs, produces, and personalizes payment cards, ID cards, access/transport-related cards, as well as loyalty cards, and offers innovative mobile payment solutions as a certified trusted service management provider.

Austria Card is part of the Austria Card AG. It also comprises Inform, the regional leader in the information management and document processing business, founded in Athens in 1897.




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